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Claire de la Varre, PhD, MHGI, GQHP

Find balance, feel better

Hello - I'm Claire de la Varre, a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.  I have been in private practice since 2008 and have offices in Stirling and Edinburgh. I have enhanced DBS Disclosure. 


What is 'integrative' hypnotherapy?

Integrative hypnotherapy means that I work with the whole person: mind, body and spirit, and in addition to hypnotherapy I may combine other approaches and techniques in a therapy session. You can learn more about each type of therapy I offer by visiting the Therapies page.


I have an office in Stirling (pictured here) and work in Edinburgh on Saturday mornings. I see about half of my clients online.

By appointment only: 

07718 607992

3 Whitehouse Road

Stirling FK7 7SP

What can I help you with?

Maybe your fears are getting the better of you. Perhaps you'd like to change an old habit, stop smoking, or lose weight. You might be struggling with unresolved grief, guilt, anxiety, or depression. Or maybe you have already made some positive changes in your life but feel you need a bit of support or motivation to continue. 

What to expect

My aim is to help get you back on your feet and functioning again with all the tools and resources you need to cope well with the circumstances of your life, in as few sessions as possible. As I look at the whole person, I will ask you about various aspects of your life including your concerns, stress level, relationships, health and medical history, sleep, and work, and will listen carefully.

After the intake interview, each session will be a mix of talk, learning practical skills and coping strategies, and hypnotherapy (using guided imagery and relaxation). Somewhere from 2-12 sessions is a typical range for many of my clients. However, sometimes people need more support and resolution may take longer. 

I work with clients of all ages on all kinds of issues, but specialise in the following populations: adolescents (11-21) and young people (21-25), couples, somatic symptoms (unresolved physical or medical symptoms), and clients with dissociative disorders. 

If you prefer to meet outdoors, I offer 'walk & talk' sessions in a local park. We incorporate nature into these walks using metaphors from what we see around us as a starting point for change.

I am also a Human Givens therapist.  
Please visit to learn more


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